January, 2017


Sxip shape! Electro artist launches new album with big W’burg show

Music: He’s more than just a brain! Comment

December, 2016


Trans-Caribbean orchestra! group plays Christmas songs on steel pan drums

Music: Christmas music never had this much rhythm. Comments (1)

Light rock: Moshav band plays menorah lighting

Music: They are feeling fired up! Comment

Queen-sized shred: The Struts bring arena-style rock to Greenpoint club

Music: They’re strutting their stuff! Comments (1)

Knight writer: Orchestra plays a multitude of Whitman poems

Music: They’re playing a song of one self! Comment

November, 2016

Playing with guns: Percussion group makes music with rifle parts

Music: This group is sticking to their guns! Comments (1)

West side stories: Chita Rivera shares tales of stage and song

Music: Call it dish of the Spider-Woman! Comments (2)

Back to light: Singer’s debut album is a journey through grief

Music: There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Comments (2)

October, 2016

Fright and nerdy: Rapper brings spooky rhymes to Williamsburg

Music: He’s the rapper on Elm Street! Comments (1)

Elephant instrument: Montreal rock band puts sitar front and center

Music: It’s a sound you’ll never forget! Comment

Grim fairy tales: Baroque band plays creepy kids’ stories

Music: Call them scary tales! Comment

Join the Fanclub: Scottish band is playing ‘Here’

Music: They are playing for more than teens! Comments (1)

The diva of Bath Beach: 89-year–old soprano to lead opera concert

Music: This seasoned soprano is showing her range! Comment

Old standards: ‘Senior Idol’ a hit in Bay Ridge

Music: Talk about golden oldies! Comment

September, 2016

Bow wonder! Cello prodigy plays Red Hook show

Music: Call him Yo Yo Shaw! Comment

Back in shack! Titus Andronicus returns to its DIY roots at grungy Market Hotel

Music: This band is back on the Market! Comment

Fossil record: Ever-evolving Dinowalrus to release fourth album

Music: Call it a creative evolution. Comment

For Queen and country: Black Americana artist gets down to her roots

Music: She’s taking country back to its roots. Comment

Nothing compares 2 them: Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band playing Williamsburg

Music: Their name is Princess! And they are funky! Comments (2)

Nada worry: ‘Popular’ band returns to Williamsburg

Music: Nada Surf is still ‘Popular’ — in Europe, at least. Comment

Lost in song: Opera ‘The Loser’ will play high above the stage

Music: This loser will be playing to empty seats! Comment

August, 2016

Dub-ble take: DJ tries to revive music genre

Music: He’s bringing a dab of dub to Brooklyn! Comment

Outside the lines: Punk band Living Colour branches into hip-hop

Music: These colors are running in a new direction! Comments (2)

The Big send-off: Band tours with album about coming home

Music: These Eyes will soon be roving. Comment

Space opera: ‘Hubble Cantata’ brings galaxy into focus

Music: See the stars while under the stars! Comment

Local on locomotive: Dumbo artist sings about the subway

Music: She’s singing an ode to the F! Comment

July, 2016

Culture rock: The Skins play ‘anti-rape culture’ concert

Music: They’ll be playing cult hits! Comments (1)

Back to life: ‘Ghost Quartet’ returns to Bushwick

Music: It’s Halloween in July! Comment

Thar they blow! Band blends sea shanties and jazz

Music: This band can really whale! Comment

Catch Kuti: Two chances to see Afrobeat star in Brooklyn

Music: The Afrobeat is back! Comment

Wages of sing: Volunteer orchestra performs devilish opera

Music: It’s a sinfully good show! Comment

It’s Red hot: Indian funk fusion band brings the party to Park Slope

Music: This band is bhang-ing! Comment

Heart rocker: Ron Gallo plays primal show in Bushwick

Music: He is playing from the heart. Comment

Overture to the People’s Playground: Pols open Coney’s new amphitheater

Coney Island: And these big names were just the opening act. Comment

June, 2016

Achievement unlocked: Teen metal band finally releases its debut album

Music: Chaos is no longer a theory! Comments (7)

Press, play: Songs to iron to

Music: Steamy ballads? Smooth tunes? Metal? Comments (10)

Metal head: Ironing aficionado’s top ironing tunes

Music: Find out what a true ironing connoisseur listens to while smoothing rumpled linen. Comment

Championship belters: Beep’s karaoke contest reaches its finale

Music: They are hitting the high notes! Comment

Your guide to Brooklyn’s essential outdoor summer concerts

Awesome: Where to rock out of doors this season! Comments (2)

Brothers bloom: Folk band goes from subway to park

Music: They’re moving on up! Comments (3)

Down for the count: Opera stars a no-account nobleman

Music: This guy has some bad habits. Comments (1)

May, 2016

Get your Phil: Philharmonic festival comes to Brooklyn

Music: They’re unstarching their tuxes! Comments (1)

April, 2016


Bring the noise! Public Enemy to play free show in Brooklyn park this summer

Waiting in the Wings: Believe the hype! Comments (4)

Ear of an era: Festival celebrates 19th-century music

Music: They are gonna party like it’s 1899! Comments (1)

Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator to headline this year’s Afropunk Fest

Waiting in the Wings: It is a good day! Comments (1)

Jam spread: Riffing funk band expands to four shows

Music: This jam band just keeps going! Comments (1)

Shine on: Concert pays tribute to bar owner Sunny Balzano

Music: The spirit of Sunny’s will live on. Comment

A Rose for Coney: Singer falls for the Boardwalk during video shoot

Music: It was love at first wave. Comments (1)

March, 2016

Sound check! Tickets on sale for Coney summer concerts ahead of lineup announcement

Music: They’re already warming up. Comment

Coda of conduct: String fest starts with no conductor

Music: There is no one pulling the strings. Comment

Spin doctors: Music duo Matmos plays a washing machine

Music: This show is all washed up! Comments (1)

Beat is back: Antibalas keeps bumping at Brooklyn Bowl

Music: This band wants you to get moving — but they are staying in place! Comments (2)

February, 2016

Songs of the Sea: Nautical rock makes a splash

Music: This band is making waves with its new album. Comment

Great Scots! Regina Opera sings a Scottish tragedy

Music: It’s time to get opera close and personal! Comment

Behind the scenes: A look at Regina Opera’s 46-year history

Music: The singers are doing it for themselves! Comment

Hometown funk! Sharon Jones and the Dap King to open Celebrate Brooklyn! fest

Waiting in the Wings: Funk yeah! Comments (1)

Space cowboys: Roots musicians pay tribute to David Bowie

Music: They can be heroes, just for one night! Comment

We’re covers, and that’s a fact

Music: Some of the most memorable takes on David Bowie songs. Comment

Beat goes on: Halcyon record shop moves to Williamsburg nightclub

Music: Fourth time’s the charm? Comment

It’s a ho-down! Country comedy duo Reformed Whores plays around

Music: These girls put the “O” in country! Comments (2)

Unholy harmony: Secular gospel band spreads the love

Music: They have kicked Jesus out of the band. Comment

January, 2016

Launching into song: Astronaut opera opens at BAM

Music: It is a literal space opera! Comment

All about that brass: Balkan music fest showcases Raya Brass Band

Music: These bands are Balkan up! Comment

Center’s stage: New music series at East Midwood Jewish Center

Music: Midwood has a new music spot! Comment

December, 2015

Off the Road: Songwriter launches debut album ‘Ring Road’

Music: He is not filling the world with silly love songs. Comment
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